Cabinet resigns


Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana and his Cabinet resigned yesterday.

The move comes two days after the new National Assembly, elected in a general election on 28th September 2013, met for the first time. The move is part of the normal routine to form a government after an election.

In the election President Alpha Condé’s Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) emerged as the largest party with 53 of the 114 seats in the National Assembly. This left them without an overall majority, although they have mustered a further seven seats from smaller parties and allies.

The two main opposition parties, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), led by Cellou Dalein Diallo took 37 seats and the party of former Prime Minister Sidya Touré, the Union of Republican Forces (UFR), took ten seats. Both parties have indicated that they will not support the government as it forms a new Cabinet.

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